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Small Volume Resuscitation in Anesthetized Endotoxemic Horses

September 14, 2006

Endotoxemia occurs when toxins from the wall of Gram-negative bacteria crosses the intestinal wall and gains access to the bloodstream. Endotoxin becomes concentrated on the surface of white blood cells, causing them to secrete inflammatory agents. ... Read More

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Research

September 14, 2006

There are many reasons why wounds fail to heal. Some wounds, especially chronic ones, are hypoxic, meaning they lack oxygen. Therefore, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can be used to re-oxygenate wounds and help them heal.... Read More

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Skin Hypersensitivity (ACVIM 2006)

September 13, 2006

There are three categories for hypersensitivity (non-insect-bite related) skin diseases. These include food allergies, atopic dermatitis (a predisposition to allergic disease in response to environmental allergens), and contact allergies caused by... Read More

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Italian Association of Equine Veterinarians Calls for Scientific Abstracts

September 13, 2006

The Italian Association of Equine Veterinarians (SIVE - Società Italiana Veterinari per Equini) is pleased to announce that the 13th SIVE CONGRESS will be held on January 26-28, 2007, in Bologna, Italy. Authors are invited to submit... Read More

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Vital Signs (Book Excerpt)

September 13, 2006

The physical examination should assess any changes in the horse's demeanor, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, body temperature, evidence of shock, and hydration status.... Read More

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Miniature Horse Attacked by Dog

September 13, 2006

Florida authorities say a pit bull attacked a miniature horse owned by a five-year-old Port Orange girl. The horse was left with a six-inch gash on its right front leg.

Destiny Russell was grooming her horse when the dog attacked Monda... Read More

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2008 American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Nominations Open

September 13, 2006

Nominations are open for the highest honor in the American Quarter Horse Association, the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, and the November 1 deadline for 2008 inductees is drawing near.

Nominators are encouraged to nominate an AQH... Read More

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Champion Steeplechaser Hirapour to Undergo IRAP Treatment

September 13, 2006

Eldon Farm's Hirapour, the 2004 Eclipse Award winner as champion steeplechaser and a Grade II winner this summer, will undergo a new treatment for a bone chip in his left ankle in hopes of racing this fall in the Breeders' Cup Steeplechase and... Read More

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Kentucky's 10th WNV Case

September 13, 2006

The 10th West Nile virus (WNV) case of 2006 in Kentucky was confirmed today (Sept. 13), said Rusty Ford, Equine Programs Manager, of the Kentucky State Veterinarian's office. There were only nine total WNV cases in Kentucky last year.

Th... Read More

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Irish Officials Working to Control EIA Outbreak

September 13, 2006

Since equine infectious anemia (EIA) was first identified in Ireland in mid-June, animal health officials have been working to contain the outbreak that has now resulted in 21 confirmed cases and surveillance of around 1,000 horses.... Read More

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Report from Horse Genome Mapping Workshop

September 12, 2006

The horse genome mapping workshop was held on Aug. 22 in Port Seguro, Brazil. The chair of the workshop welcomed all attendees and presenters (totalling about 200 persons), and introduced the program. During the session, Dr. Domenico Bernoco... Read More

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Horse Trailer Drivers Urged to Use Air Pressure Monitor

September 12, 2006

Flat tires are the leading cause of disablements involving horse trailers. USRider is involved in a research project with Dr. Tomas Gimenez to test the benefits (if any) of using air vs. nitrogen to inflate tow vehicle and horse trailer tires. A... Read More

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AQHA Releases New "Your Horse's Health" DVD Collection

September 12, 2006

The American Quarter Horse Association released its newest educational DVD, "Your Horse's Health I," which explores many conditions, ailments, diseases and health-related topics. This is the first in a three-DVD collection.

Learn from... Read More

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California Implants Microchips in 500 Thoroughbreds

September 12, 2006

Under a no-cost-to-the-owner, voluntary program approved by the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) utilizing federal grants, microchips have been implanted in almost 500 Thoroughbreds at Southern California racetracks over the last two months... Read More

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Michigan Barn Fire Kills 18 Horses

September 12, 2006

A suspicious fire at a St. Clair County, Mich., barn in Clyde Township has left 18 horses dead and might be linked to a series of other fires that have been set in the area in recent weeks, authorities said.

The fire at the Classic... Read More

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Richardson Pleased with Patient's Progress

September 12, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro is improving slowly and steadily according to veterinarians at Penn's George D. Widener Hospital. "We are pleased with his progress," said Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery. "He is wearing the cast... Read More

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Arabian Mare, Palomino POA Filly Reported Missing

September 12, 2006

Birdie, a gray Arabian mare, has been reported missing from the Lake County Fairgrounds in Ohio. Birdie is eight years old and she stands at 14.3 hands.

More information on Birdie can be found at Read More

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Lost in the Fog Begins Chemotherapy

September 11, 2006

Lost in the Fog was resting in his stall at Golden Gate Fields Saturday (Sept. 9), two days after receiving his first chemotherapy treatment at the University of California, Davis.

The champion sprinter of 2005 had the treatment Thursday... Read More

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Australians to Join NRHA International Affiliate Program in 2007

September 11, 2006

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) goes "Down Under" as Australia commits to join the International Affiliate Program (IAP) in 2007. This important step was completed under the leadership of NRHA Vice President, Dr. Kim Sloan.... Read More

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Gretchen Jackson: It's Still Day to Day, But Barbaro 'Starting to Blossom'

September 11, 2006

Roy and Gretchen Jackson were at Keeneland Sunday looking at September sale yearlings. But their Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro wasn't far from their minds.

Gretchen Jackson talked about the ups and downs with Barbaro, who continues to... Read More

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Two New Equine Clinics to be Added to Belmont Park

September 11, 2006

Belmont Park horsemen will soon have more options available for intensive equine medical care if plans involving two clinics come to fruition in the next year or so.

IEAH Corp. and owners of the New York Equine Hospital have separately... Read More

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Description of Rabid Horse Present at Celebration Released

September 11, 2006

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) with the assistance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are notifying the approximately 150,000 persons who attended the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville of ... Read More

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USEA Announces 2006 Hall Of Fame Inductees

September 11, 2006

The United States Eventing Association is proud to announce the newest inductees to the USEA Eventing Hall of Fame. The official induction will take place during a gala dinner at the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in St. Louis on... Read More

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National Walking Horse Association Announces Move, New Executive Director

September 11, 2006

The National Walking Horse Association (NWHA), an organization established to promote the naturally gaited Walking Horse, is pleased to announce its recent move to Lexington, Ky., the horse capitol of the world. Along with the move is... Read More

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avVaa World Health Care Products Receives Trademark on Skin and Coat Treatment

September 10, 2006

avVaa World Health Care Products Inc., a global biotechnology company offering therapeutic, natural skin and health care products for human and animals, announced Sept. 7 that it has received a registered trademark for its proprietary dermalustr... Read More